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What's your number?

Even if your retirement plan consists of a couple of coin-filled Mason jars behind the refrigerator or buried in the back yard, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should to take the numbers test.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Tammy Flanagan , benefits

Friday - 05/29/2015, 03:00am EDT

Leaving the TSP: Is that really a good idea? Or, engineering a 28 percent nose dive

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what impact a recent Supreme Court decision will have on your Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 03:00am EDT

40 minutes to a richer retirement

By picking the right date, federal employees can maximize their income for that year, minimize taxes for the following year and get the most money out of their unused annual leave, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , benefits , FERS , CSRS , Tammy Flanagan

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

Why are feds leaving free money on the table?

Cut out smoking, if you smoke. Drinking, if you drink. Starbucks, if that is your thing. The point is to put something into the Thrift Savings Plan every pay period, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey in response to readers' comments about the low proportion of FERS employees contributing to the TSP.

Tags: Mike Causey , FERS

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 03:00am EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , G Fund , federal deficit , mutual fund window , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/25/2015, 09:12pm EDT

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Tom Carper, have concerns about the security measures the Thrift Savings Plan takes. The TSP says it's moving to deal with those concerns. Kim Weaver, director of external Affairs at the TSP, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that TSP Board got an update on the security plan at its monthly meeting.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:22pm EDT

TSP aims for better customer service, participant education

In a few years the Thrift Savings Plan could feel more like a private plan. With a more participant-focused strategy the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will make a shift to providing greater access and flexibility and a more informative customer service experience.

Tags: FRTIB , ETAC , Thrift Savings , Gregory Long , Renee Wilder , Lauren Larson

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:28am EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , retirement benefits , retirement spending , Roth TSP , Bob Leins , John Elliott , John Jilek , financial planning , estate planning , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT

Tax-deferred pay raise? No thanks!

More than a quarter of FERS employees are not contributing the full 5 percent salary amount into the TSP. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's a case of free money being turned down for no good reason.

Tags: Mike Causey , FERS , 401K

Monday - 05/18/2015, 03:00am EDT

When no good deed goes unpunished

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders how bad occurrences may actually lead to positive outcomes, despite what you first might think.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 03:00am EDT
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